The UK has one of the lowest shares of renewable cheap energy in Europe, a new survey has found.
A league table of renewable energy production compiled by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission, revealed that the UK had a 2.2 per cent share of renewable energy compared to total energy consumption in 2008.
Other countries where renewable energy consumption was low include Malta (0.2 per cent), Luxembourg (2.1 per cent), the Netherlands (3.2 per cent) and Belgium (3.3 per cent).
Meanwhile, Sweden was found to lead the way in renewable cheap energy in Europe with 44.4 per cent of all energy consumption coming from sustainable sources.
Sweden was followed by Finland with 30.5 per cent, Latvia with 29.9 per cent, Austria (28.5 per cent) and Portugal (23.2 per cent).
The research found, however, that almost all member states of the European Union increased their share of renewable energy between 2006 and 2008.
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